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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 27, 1939
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STURDAY, MAY Spotlighting Of Anti- Jewish Plot Climaxes Committee Probe BV BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, May 26. — Behind the Dies committee's revelation, of a plot to spread anti- Semitism in America, there is a strange and exciting melodrama including such things as midnight conferences behind drawn shades hurried all-plane trips, secret raids nnd the "smuggling" to Washington of sacks fun of important documentary evidence. While the story the committee has revealed is fantastic, it i s not In the least farcin). What has been uncovered l.s an amazingly effective system for creating and spreading anti-Semitism. There is tnore than a hint that preparations had been made to erect a Fascist type of organization on this foundation. The excitement began several weeks ago when a committee investigator was told by Oamcs F, Cook, department commander of the American Legion in Kentucky that James Erwin Campbell, in Oivensboro, was spreading strange Information about a "Jewish plot" to overthrow the government. The investigator looked into things, got a glimpse of the amazing grapevine system by which the story of this alleged plot was being spread and called Dies in Washington long-distance. ' I BEHIND DRAWN '' SHADES Dies ordered him to come to the capita! nt once. The investigator Hew to Dies' house and sat with him behind drawn curtains Several weeks of careful investigation followed. The committee decided to raid Campbell's office in Owonsboro-- held under the name of "Business Engineering Associates"— ami simultaneously to descend on Dudley P. Gilbert, wealthy New Yorker from whom Campbell was getting Into Frcsli 29-TTour Ordeal BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS the Information he nating. was dissemi- Agents timed the raids to take place together. A telephone wire between Owensboro and New York was kept open. The. agents descended on Campbell's office, seiz-. Ing all of its records and correspondence and Campbell himself; one of .them took the ' phone .ami said, .'We're ready"—and the agents In New-.(York' made a similar descent on Gilbert. The material seized in Ovvens- boro was voluminous. Dies and his colleagues realized that it was ri full of dynamite, and refused to trusl it lo the mails. Instead a committee agent slulfed it into two .fat mail bags and conducted it personally lo Washington by train. Study of this material which they have been able to make to (late has convinced them that this Is no farce-comedy stunt. On the contrary, they look on it as an extremely clever, ably directed and well-financed plan to spread nil across the land the conviction that "big Jews" are reaching out their hands lo take control of the government. CAMPAIGN WAS CRAFTY The plan was clever and effee tive, they point out, because—in the first plncc—It apparently car ried its own proof. Gilbert, in Mcv Vork, would mail to Campbell ai. account of a conversation supposed to have b'ecn overheard at Ihe Jewish club. In this conversalior Ihe conspirators would be represented as having said something like this: "We have just persuades Roosevelt to move the fleet to the west coast." Gilbert would mimeograph the material nnd send it out to a mall- ing list. on which were army officers, bankers, Legion officials, and other prominent people. A week or so later Roosevelt, actually would move the fleet to the west coast. Naturally, a man who had in advance, read this report of the supposed conversation would begin to think that lie was getting straight, authentic dope. And it happened over and over again. Each time the mimeographed bulletin would represent the conspirators as saying: "We have per- j, suaded Roosevelt" to do something • which, after a week or so, would really happen. Another element of Its effectiveness lay in the way it was broadcast. The people on Campbell's mailing list were just prominent people who—persuaded thai they were getting secret news of a diabolical plot — would quietly tell their friends about it. Without attracting newspaper attention or coming out in the open, the men back of the scheme could create a nation-wide group of Influential, "important" people who, consequently, could be expected to be willing to listen to anyone who might come along with a plan to counteract the "plot." COMMITTEE GAINS (, EFFECTIVENESS i The Dies commute today is a vastly changed outfit. It has grown more precise, more careful, more thorough. One of the reasons is Congressman Martin L. Dies himself. Dies' opponents have underestimated him. He Is not obsessed by the Idea that only the radical is able to soak up criticism. Noi is he too dumb to learn by his mistakes. The complaint, that he liked to expose Communism but didn't care about the Nazis, the Fascists, or • their home-grown imitators explod- cd with a bang when he (lug into ' Hie Moseley-Gilbcit-Campliell anti- i Semitic mess. As a matter of fact i he dislikes Fascism as much as' Communism, liud has a perfectly I sincere .-hatred of anti-Semitism. I . He lias the not unreasonable notion ' that class, racial and re-' liglous prejudices are pretty likely to follow one another, and Vtiat altogether they represent Hhe greatest of all menaces to America IMI'KOVKIl WEAPONS Another reason for the committee's improvement is the simple fficl thai II now has plenty of money. Never liefore was it able to hire a really effective stair, rt hns a good one now—headed by Rhea Whitlcy, who was n G-man and highly-placed one to lioot, r«i ten years. Its Investigating- stair knows how to go after evidence am! knows how to nail it down. The material which will be al hand when the committee summons witnesses will be far better organized than was the case a year ago. Still another reason for change is the fact lhat Congressman Jerry voorhis of California was added to the committee this wintci Voorhis is one of the congressional left-wingers, and his appointment was supposed lo represent an administration njove to toiie the committee down a bit. As It happens. . of navy's diving bell afte bottom 240 feet down, on" coast o on Good Old Land'Affair ., <"> the Dies get along together; there has been no friction ami Voorhis has no disposition to crab the limelight. There is good reason to suspect that the committee's investigation of Cuimnunislfc far inure acnte activities will be and effective in the future. If Voorhis' appointment '.vas ever expected to be a break for the Communists, it ought to oc remembered thai he used" to be a Socialist— and, ns such, was frequently denounced by ti\ c Communists a few years" back as a 'social Fascist." Furthermore, (he committee now , lias one member who has e- thing resembling first-hand knowledge of the way Comnmiisls operate. Keiser News Have Camping Tri]i i's Their faces showing strain of 29-hour underwater ordeal thcs» men ire first of sunken submarine SqualiL-, to reach land They' -ire walking oward ambulances which transported them to hospital al. Portsmouth N. H naval base. Reunited with wife is Judson Bland of Norfolk' Va.. electrician's mate, who gave official Interview to press W. E._ Bruce received high score prize. The club members' planned to meet at Mrs. Wagon's home twice each month with each member acting as hostess: * * * Mrs. W. M. Taylor, BtlUe and Ruth Taylor, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Little, of Osceola, visited relatives in Macon, Miss., last week. They returned Saturday Miss Docna Turner, of Memphis returned to Keiser Tuesday from Grenada where Ihey had visited. Mrs. Leon Stevenson is visiting relatives in West Point,' Miss. She went there Sunday. Mrs. J. A. Walt's is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hudson, who is ill al her home in Twist. Mrs. Fred Lock, of Senalh, is visiting friends and relatives In Kcfser. . , .,,--• i Mrs. Shcrrick, ot Illinois is vls- _Members of the Home Economics "ing her daughter, Mrs J K Cbilds. and family. Mrs. A. L. Hall spent Thursday arc spending this week • ~D *••••! *VI_LJ\ HI, Rcelfoot on a camping trip They vcrc accompanied by the home economics instructor. Miss Ada Mac Burton. * * * lantl Mcmliers !o To Manila Several member.; of (he Keiser chool band went to Afanita Wcd- 1ay night to appear with "•» ilia school ' . . in Memphis. K. II. Robinson and W. M Taylor went to Memphis Thursday "to To Hunt Down Tipsy Beggars PHILADELPHIA (UP) — State liquor agents arc using candid cameras to snap photcgranhs cf lipsy panhandlers who annoy Philadelphia pedestrians. " nee in, ™ ' , " y to " Wc " ave (enrilc " •«•« P<"«," I "" t '"_ s . "weriilng TVA handlers have banded to«Wr (ary Wallace of cotton. Mr. and M l ° 'oimjr Matrons Meet Members of the Young Matron's Jrldge club of Keiser were enter- alned -at the home of Mrs. Dick VaUon, of Osceola, Wednesday fternoon when Miss Helen Moore vas the hostess: Mrs. Charles Lloyds, of Osceola, was the only tiest. A dessert course of cake and ccd drinks was served at the con- of (he games in which Mrs. , , - -.. .1 Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McClaln of Conway. Mr. and Mrs. Oralton Logsdon and son. of Shawnectown 111 are the guests of Mrs. J. K. c ht ,ds and family. They came Wednes- ' day. Mrs. Anna Jones of Grenada .tiss., was the weekend guest of her son, ft. n. Jones Mrs, J. A. McCain and family banded togcthei j and report in the morning to r Secre-1 places where they gel a drink on control the house," a liquor board spskes- I man ex-plained. "In speakeasies, a re- bowl of soup Is thrown In. "They go oul into Ihc street, each being assigned to certai districts. After they make their first 'touch' they go back to their benefactors and fcuy their first drinks. As this thing progresse the pr y drunk, and the person solicited is insulted If he refuses their pleas. "We ln'lend to photograph them in all the various phases of the day's wort, and then we'll have an airtight case." SCHOOLNEWS ut w Mnn st pe ed .. , -••• SCHOOL tlil'S, IVCljstlT Himoicd ;i( Party Mrs. -J. W. Webster, who Is ro- froin active Iwicblug .service honored with « unriy May 2-1' Smlbiiry school. The Siulbury wciitli-c board, li'aehm and Miss tile Virgil Tinner, elementary imisor of city schools, sponsor- the eiuertalumenl, Mis. Webster was presented wllli plntiorm chair by Die group At Die conclusion of the program the Executive board members ed refreshments. * • » Ilrst Clrarti—Kvn Davis The following boys and girts ha irfect attendance the first semes •i: U'wls Anderson. Clone shank. Betty Sue Lovclncc, Lois Lovcliul' "iitsy Ix>n i>ope. The following boys and gij-j s hii perfect attendance the second so "icsler; Donald italcln. ]j<jtjby K | >ards. Charles Holf, uuford Hop 'ark M '"'""' MMy Evel) Jerry J 0 u-wls had a perfect nl tendance record for the entire ycai Second rinnlr—.M| SS Hulilrr The following children were per -'d In attendance during (\ w y CIU Palsy lleiu-n, Betty Jean Uced Am Skeilon. Glenn llin-rlson, Ruby My ers. anil Kenneth Wallnce. The following have hnd ncrfec spelling scans during (|, e ycn Helen Aiigcnc, Ednu Lou Uogoi Virginia Mac White, Mose Simoi James Hell, and George;McCluedei Third Oracle—Mrs. Qurlliniilz An appreciative audience of ovi 200 pe.piy attended the play "Um ny Gees to School." given' by th piimary department or Siulbui school. .Mrs. Joe Craig sponsored II play with the assistance of 11 other primary teachers and -Harol Schnee. One hundred children look pal In this program which covcie Lhanictcitaittons of school chl! dreii, forest animnJs, scare-crow, bees, Dutch children and flowers The selling wns a inosl cUccUv spring scene and the play was In lorspcrscd with vivacious and vivl choruses. The proceeds from this play wl be used in the purchasing of prl nmry curriculum materials fo Smibmy school. Third (jruilc—Mrs, Quclhnal/. The followjinj |,ii|ills In Mrs Quellmnlz's room Imvc made per feet spelling sc:res for the year Sam Johnson, Robert Cllftoi Lttiicllc Ford, Nannie iiyrd lloppci Doiothy Jean Doss, Lillle Bailey Sara Pearl Brooks, Odie Join Copelaiul, Vera Neil Punter,' Cieorg Croner, Bcnnlc Waldcn, Vhgiiili Dobbs, The following pupils (In thl group have made perfect 'spcllhi scores for the semester: Bobbie Nipper, Ernestine \vll lams, James Todd, Chvlstln Ans in. The following pupils In Mrs uttllitmlK's room will be awardet )rlncs for perfect attendance am he Improvement of writing habits George qroner, Jack Jolmson Nannie Byrd Hopper (Perfect Att.) Sam Johnson, Mary Louis Fl.schel Better writing haoits). Some of fie outstanding note look work in this group was iloiv y Virginia Dobbs, Lillie Bailey 'eggy Jean Vanwlukle, 1'cggy larker, B:bulc Ann Nipper, Pauline Vlckcr, Nannie Bynl Hopper, Vera •Jell Punier, Robert Clifton, Sam Johnson, Oma Lcc Davis, Pearl irosks, Billie Joe Nenmaii, anil die Jean Copelaiid-Bennle Wiiltlcn. This group recently licit! a picnic i the park. They were served 'ilh Dixie cups by Mrs. Qiiellmal?,. ,'hlnl Grade—.Mrs, Flccmaii Twelve boys and girls In Mrs flccninii's third grade group have lade perfect scares for the entire car on Miss Turner's spelling tests. They are: Jesse I'arkcs Wlegcns. i. B. Crlbbs, A. J. Book, Lena rown, Darbarn Monnghnn, Norina '"iiinnolly, Clyde I-'bwicr, Howard Ogden, Charles Honcycntt, BIDic ane liodgcr.s, Dinny 'I'aylor, and icorge Liimb. These boys and girls made pcr- ecl scores for the second scincscr: lien Johnson, Mary Mne Danels, Betty Jo Dyer, Dorothy Broan, and Louise Byars, Gordon Ilainmock and arkes \vigglns have not been bscnt or tardy for the entire year. "ourtli Grade—Mrs. Wcbslcr This group enjoyed a nice nlcnlc asl week at Walker's Park. Mrs. Vhlle and Mrs. Sherer went with s. Winfrcd Miller made a perfect pclling score in Miss Turner's test uring the entire school year. Bobby Bradshaw and Jean L. Vhite had a perfecl attendance ecord for Ihc year. ourth Grarte—.Hiss lioslirk The following children had |ier- cl spelling scores for the year 838-1938: Marilyn Decn. Beth Corlngton, Ann Shanks, Peggy Freeman, cnneth Prultt. For the second semester, Polly WANTED Government Loan Cotton Swearengen Co. 109 W. Walnut IJIylheville Yovvell, Nnncy Pnrtlow, Harry bcs- kln, lletly I/ju Alklns nnd aernl- illne Wlilli' hnd perfficl tpcllin; scores. I'lflh Uriidc—.Mis. l-Vy These pupils ol smile live Imvc a perfect iiUemlunce record for the school your 1MB-1KW: Frances Field, uwion Hamploii, Chnrle.'i Hill, l^n-iicc liopixir, Marie Myers, l-clly Ami Stewarl] Thomas Sylvester, ntllle Jo Taylor, Dick .Shanks missed only ono half day during thy y W n-, These pupils made pprfecl scores on six-weeks spelling tests for the ycnr H)3B-19aU: Carol C'litipln, n-nnrcs Field, Virginia Swearenuon, I'atty Jean Skelton, Marjorle lilankciishlp. For the .sccoml seimaler only Die following of the fifth Brnde pupils jnude perfect scores: Joyce Diimuii, 'IViinmy Sylvester, J, C. Fergison, llatllo Pnye 1-hi- Icn, nillle j. Duncan, U'ori Wul(ten. ' ' * I-'Ifth CJradi'-.MI.w Kllivi The followlnu pupils miuiii perfect spelling scores lor (he year: Ann Weednmn, Jane Shelton, Junn- llii Evans, Bennle nhodes, Eiirllnc Sullivan, J. c. Lcalhenvood, Johnnie Coilngtmi, Morris Kln« Thompson, Hilly Uumuviiy, Wiliiia Stone, Klco Ulllott, aeneva White, nulh Panncll, Myra Ann Nccly, Fnnice.s Miush, Oeneva -Shlbley. pupils miule porfecl scores for the second semester: Evelyn Wheat, Blrdlc Madge Vaslbimicr, Agnes Sue Ilenton, Naunic l/o\i Sutlon, Jliuiulu Johnson, . Colleen Hccse, Ilene I'cck, Mareclliie Tow- U20H, Charles Brown. I3l)lie Shenrln. Sixth nrade—Ollwi t'ctcrs The following pupils have, a perfect spelling record for the entire school year: Dulcnc Drown, Bessie Chlsm, Ada Cuvashcre, Jean Lamb, Jnck Marsh, Hiitii Sallba, Joe Sd- hba, Belly Jane Smith, D. w .Sellers mid Jimmy Arnold, Those having perfect records for the second seme.stcr are: Alvln Browning J. O. Cole, lielty Hay Ellis, Jesse Lucy, June Ucbcson, Palsy null) Slanflll, Virginia Hosu Smllli, nnd Donald Stniillll. 'Mie L. A. club had Its final program nnd business meeting on Monday. The club voted to use the money thai was in Ihe treasury lo help a book cabinet for the room library. A poem unit has been completed. The booklets made by the pupils are very pretty and In most cases represent Ihclr best, elforts. Sixth Clnnli:—Sir. Sebnto The folle-ivlng pupils of Grade six. Smlbiiry .sclnol, tnnde perfect records for the year on spelling tests given cneh six weeks by Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, their supervisor: Joe D. Arnold, Harold Biii-get'son'. Uorclhy Uetls, Billy Horsey, I'carl Lovclucc, Frances Newman,' lluby Nell Reed, David Sylvester, Hetty lluth Smith, . i'l'hcsc pupils had perfect papers during the second semester: Ann Been, Martha Lou Cl.vvyn, ciiBrlyne I'riiill, Norman Stone, Ruby Nell Reed has a perfect record of attendance for the year. PAGE THREE * By Clyde Lewis 'J BUCK, lulcas erne of «ei-y(l,i ng , l.oiiey, except Mnnin urn! Pupii'i, luoni." l M filLEI remaining to be rebuilt Is an old Hal hourd fence at the rear of the home, it was about this fence or one like It lhat the poet wrote one of lils best known poems. Members of the society, hundreds of arcciinckl and Hantock county persons, huve Indicated lhat the appreciation of children for the shrine Is especially groin Tying to tl;cm. Hancock county school pupils recently wrote Postmaster Oeneral Jniues A. Farley asking him to Issue a liilcy stamp. Married Men Declared To Be Best Salesmen LONDON (UP) _ Mnrricd men mako tile best sulemieii, W. R Oowdcii, of llorlleks, Ltd.; told thu Incorporated Sales Managers As- scclatlcm nl a meeting here. Many single salesmen between ZO.nntl 30 nro unsettled In mind, he said. They have no fixed ambitions and work Just to bring in money for n good time according lo (heir standards. The mnn-Ied man lias some one for whom he cure-., and lias lo provide am! Is, therefore, likely to he more steady In his habits. Good Deed Is Repaid, Rescuer Is, Rescued Word Prejudice Called Big Political Factor MINNEAPOLIS, 1ml (UP) — Prejudices favoring 01 opposing certain words are lesponslble for much political rarroiv-mlndediiess, according lo Dr. Chailes Bird, University of Minnesota psychologist. ' "People 'become enamored with words," ho said. "Jn Minnesota, for Instance, n man named Anderson hns n much belter clrancc getting elected to office, than a candidate twined Uubols — idl because the name Anderson lias a more' common a)id appealing concept to voters in the Mate." Dr. Bird said psychologists have demonstrated how people build up fidso stereotypes of words such as communism, liberalism or fascism. Persons will favor statements from the platforms ot these gionps, he said, but when the party label Is added lo the statement they will cbiinue their minds laplrily. When she became quodi, Marie Antoinette incurred the wrnlh of the French people because she re- luscd to lei them watch her eat. Frenchmen believed this pleasure was their Inalienable tight,, as they long hnd onjojcd HIE, custom of watching the king nnd loyal family partake of meals. • < D romisc Of Commemorative Slamp Arouses Interest In Home. GREBNFIEU), Hid. (UP)—1'rom- se of the poslofflcc department to •sue a Rlley commemorative lamp has aroused interest in the Id James Whllcomb rilley home ere as It entered' its llilrd ycnr s a shrine for lovers of the Hoos- cr poet. Since the restoration of his ilrthplncc by the Rlley Old Home oclety In May, 1931, a tola! of 1.000 persons have visited the lace. I^Vir surpassing hopes of ven the most optimistic members f the society, visitors have come i such numbers as lo force iirly, hostess, to seek assistance pon occasion. The manner in which the Rlley rganlrndoti hns furnished the omc has met with widespread pproval. Purposely avoiding a- niscuni aspect In their efforts at cstoratlon, they have sought to nakc II appear as It did during the fetime of the i»ot. Mrs. William A. Hough, In barge of the project, made a udy of homes during the period hen Rlicy lived here. So exacting ere she and her assistants that ic Rliey heirs were disposed to -nd many of his personal effects o add still further to (he realism f the restoration. Even today, however, the work not finished. Among the Items FOR SALE 2 New Dixie Cotton Choppers $80 Each Delta Implements, Inc. 312 South 2nd I'honc 802 , Mass. (UP)''— Frank M. Drowsier, former U. S. ainiy cavalry xcrgi'niil w lip rescued scores of persons train Wrlgbls Pond while n special officer there, has been saved from drowning. Pimping Into Wrights Fond when his small rowboal capsized, Drowsier was stunned r,eo Cnrey, a entcnmn nl Craddock cltim, grabbed a hsokccl |>ole. riih out on the dam and "speared the sent of UrcwstorVi pants." Thu victim ivn.s hauled ntihort! am| revived. GO SWIMMING SUNDAY Municipal Poo! 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